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Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. –Calvin Coolidge
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me
I like friends who, when you tell them you need a moment alone, know enough not to stray too far
It’s hard to offer help to someone who doesn’t have the slightest idea that he needs it.
To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.
Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It’s not about nutrients and calories. It’s about sharing. It’s about honesty. It’s about identity. Louise Fresco
Common sense is not so common. –Voltaire